Today's recipe comes from Thrifty Main Dishes- Budget-Wise Dinners That Are Winners, copyright 1979. I picked this one because it is actually different from most of the budget recipes I see. Most of them are the same thing really. Just different names and slightly different ingredients. Of course with today's prices this is not a budget dish anymore.
Three Country Swiss steak
2 1/2 pounds chuck steak, 3/4 inch thick
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon curry powder
one 10 3/4 ounce can tomato soup
1/2 cup red wine, or beef broth
one 16-ounce can Chinese vegetables, rinsed and drained
Wipe steak well with damp paper towels. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; add steak and saute quickly to brown., about 2 minutes per side. Remove steak and set aside.
Add onion and garlic to dripping in skillet; saute until tender about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in curry and cook 1 minute longer. Add tomato soup and red wine; stir well. Stir in vegetables. Place steak on top of vegetables. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 30 to 45 minutes or until meat is tender.